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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$348K

2014

$363K

2015

$363K

2016

Number of Claims

7,882

2014

8,631

2015

8,694

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

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An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 473

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 22, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.